Mary Thompson

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Tue May 03 2022
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There are very few people who grab the limelight on their own accord. Among such few people, Mary Thompson is one. She always dreamt of being in front of the camera and circulate news to the huge mass. Today we are getting inside the biography of influential Thompson. 

Mary Thompson is an American journalist who formerly worked as a reporter for CNBC. Currently she serves as the managing director at G100 Companies.

Early life & Bio 

American born Thompson was very keen when it comes to journalism from a very young age. The star who loved keeping others live up to date has always kept her personal life away from the media. 

Mary Thompson wishing her sister Happy birthday via Twitter in September
Image: Mary Thompson wishing her sister Happy birthday via Twitter in September 2017. Source: Twitter

Former CNBC reporter has a sister other than that; there is no information about her parents. Two years back, she had posted a picture where she wished her sister a Happy birthday with the picture. She captioned the picture, 

Happy Birthday to my sister @annenbcnews. Here we are celebrating 10 years ago. Can't wait to celebrate the next ten!

The most interesting fact is her sister, Anne Thompson is also engaged in the journalism field. Anne works for NBC News as Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent

Academic Achievements

Moving back to her early life, she joined the University of Notre Dame to complete her studies with B.A. degree in English. Later, she had a change of her mind and attended Columbia University to study journalism. Thompson graduated from the college in 1991 with a degree in journalism.

Way before laying her hands in the field of journalism, Mary worked as a Salesperson in Fidelity Investments. For more than four years she served in the given sector from 1986 to 1990.  

Beginning of the flourishing career

After graduation, Mary started off her job as a reporter in Bloomberg TV & Radio until 2000. As per her linked in an account she was the second person on Bloomberg TV. Serving in Bloomberg as a reporter gained Thompson a huge deal of experience and qualification. 

16 years of experience in CNBC

Then to explore her experience, she moved to CNBC as a general assignment reporter. In CNBC she worked for more than 16 years. 

Mary Thompson while working in CNBC as a reporter
Picture: Mary Thompson while working in CNBC as a reporter Source: fm.cnbc 

There Mary backed up reporters at the New York Stock Exchange, the NYMEX, the Nasdaq and covered a number of economic stories as well. While working in CNBC, Mary has also worked with Melissa Lee and Scott Mcgrew, high profile news journalist. 

Change of Career Pathway

After serving in the reporting field for more than 25 years, she decided to change her career pathway in 2016. 

She began to work at G100 Network as a Managing Director. As per her Linkedin account, G100 Companies provide executive and board development for Fortune 1000 companies through peer learning environments. 

Awards & Nominations

For breaking news coverage of the Bernard Madoff scandal, Thompson received a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in 2010. In 2005, for her reporting on price-fixing in the insurance industry, she got a National Headliner Award.

Volunteer Experience 

Along with her sky-rocketing career, Thompson also has served voluntarily. Since 2012, she has been serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of College of St. Benedict. 

Similarly, she is also the part of the non-profitable organization, YMCA of Greater New York. The organization is working to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen a community. 

Current Relationship Status

As mentioned above, Mary is very low-key when it comes to her personal life. Thompson has never been spotted with any male figure other than her co-worker. She has given her whole and sole to her professional life. 

Mary is an active user of the Twitter. However, she only tweets related to her work and family in her account. Thompson could be living a single life, but the probability is very thin due to her evolving age. 

Net Worth 

Having an experience of 25 years solely in the journalism field is nowhere near to a joke, so, for sure, her net worth is in millions of figure. The 1.71 m tall reporter, Mary's is assumed to be worth $1 million.


As per the glass door, the average salary of CNBC is $74,262. Nevertheless, having decades of experience in the reporting sector, she surely had $100,00 monthly. As for now, she has moved from reporting to work as a Managing Director, so her earning is definitely huge. 

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